The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it is considering a new policy that will make it mandatory for single ladies to get a drug test before they get married.
Chairman of the agency, Mohammed Mustapha Abdalla, disclosed this during the destruction of illicit substances seized in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Friday, August 21.
According to Abdalla, drug tests may have to be included in premarital screenings in churches and mosques due to the alarming increase in the rate of drug addiction among girls and married women across the country. He said that recent statistics show that drug trafficking and abuse which was hitherto rampant among the male population, is increasing exponentially within teenage girls, young women, and old married women.
“As an extension of the proposed Drugs Integrity Test Policy in the public service, the NDLEA is also considering partnering with religious leaders to make drug test a prerequisite for marriage in Churches and Mosques just as the case of HIV/AIDS and genotype test.
We can no longer remain indifferent to the problems and refused to take responsibility in an effort to control drugs, we must come to term that drugs issue is a shared responsibility for all in the society.
Government at all levels, community and religious leaders, parents, social workers, the media, youth organisations and policy makers should see it as a point of duty to come together and identify with our office efforts of combating drug abuse.” he said
Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery
Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull and has undergone an operation following his head clash with David Luis against Arsenal on Sunday, November 29.
The Mexican striker was stretchered off after the head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and was given oxygen after the accidental incident.
The clash of heads occurred early in the match and resulted in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:27pm today (29 November) to reports of a person injured at Emirates Stadium on Queensland Road, Holloway.
“We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a medic in car to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
The 29-year-old was taken to a London hospital, where he was conscious and responding to treatment.
In a statement on Monday, Wolves said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.
“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.
“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.
“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”
Nurse who is HIV positive reveals how she’s been keeping her partner safe
A South African nurse who is HIV positive, has revealed how she’s been keeping her partner safe from the virus.
According to Angela Motsusi, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.
Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica
Medic reveals dilemma after curious woman brings her husband’s ‘ulcer medication’ to clinic but it’s HIV drugs and her husband kept her in the dark
A medic took to Twitter to reveal an issue he’s having at work.
He explained that a curious woman brought drugs to the clinic to ask what it’s used for because her husband uses it daily but says it’s his ulcer medication.
He added that the woman has been losing weight recently and that makes her even more curious.
The medic said the drugs turned out to be HIV drugs.
Twitter users advised him to tell the woman, but some opined that the husband has the right not to inform her about his HIV status and they advised the medic to just get the woman tested for HIV.
The medic said he wanted to test the woman for HIV but the clinic he works in is out of HIV test kits.
Read his the tweets and replies below.